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Bill Gates helped to invent the personal computer and now, through his philanthropic foundation, he plans to help reinvent the toilet. On Tuesday, the billionaire awarded the California Institute of Technology with a $100,000 first-place prize for its work on a solar-powered toilet. The self-contained unit, which recycles water and breaks down waste into useable energy, has become the focus of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s efforts to provide sanitation to the developing world.

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1 Comment

  1. Sarah Jumel July 16, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    When can I buy this toilet? WHEN?

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